If you were obsessed with Disney Channel crossover episodes from the 2000s, you’re in for a treat with Netflix’s new movie, Do Revenge. The dark comedy stars two leads from two of TV’s most popular shows, Maya Hawke from Stranger Things and Camila Mendes from Riverdale. If you’re already living for this movie, here are all the details you need to know, including its cast and release date.
On July 20, Netflix released photos from the movie, briefly sending Twitter in a tizzy. Along with the seven very intriguing images (like, are Hawke and Mendes’ characters hooking up in the film?) Netflix also included a brief plot synopsis that let fans in on what’s to come, employing horror name-drops like Strangers on a Train and Hitchcock to describe the film.
The movie follows Hawke as alt-girl Eleanor and Mendes as queen bee Drea as they help each other get revenge on their bullies. The photos and plot description sound like the movie could be a high school horror-comedy, bringing together an unlikely pair for a common cause. Fans might be surprised to learn this thriller was written and directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, the director who brought the Gina Rodriguez-led break-up movie Someone Great to Netflix in 2019. Although Do Revenge looks like it couldn’t be more different than Someone Great, Robinson clearly knows how to make a popular Netflix original, so there’s a lot to look forward to.
Here’s everything to know about Do Revenge so far.
Do Revenge Trailer
The official trailer for Do Revenge arrived on Aug. 9, 2022. In it, fans got their first look at Mendes and Hawke as Drea and Eleanor and the secret friendship they form after discovering they each have vendettas. The Glenergy is off the charts.
Do Revenge Cast
Bringing Robinson’s vision to life is a cast full of Gen Z faves; no matter what kind of high school series you’re into, you’re bound to know someone in this cast. Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke are the topline leads from Riverdale and Stranger Things, respectively. Mendes plays Drea, the school’s former Alpha It Girl, and Hawke plays awkward and bullied outcast Eleanor.
However, Twitter lost it over all the familiar faces in the series' first-look photos. Austin Abrams (Euphoria, Dash & Lily) plays Drea’s former boyfriend, Max. Also in the cast: Love, Victor’s Ava Capri, who plays Eleanor’s main bully, Carissa.
The cast also includes Talia Ryder (Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between), Jonathan Daviss (Outer Banks), Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why), Ms. Marvel’s Rish Shah, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’s Maia Reficco, Alexa & Katie’s Paris Berelc, and even Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones).
Do Revenge Plot
Here’s the official synopsis for the new movie.
Drea is at the peak of her high school powers as the Alpha it-girl on campus when her entire life goes up in flames after her sex tape gets leaked to the whole school, seemingly by her boyfriend and king of the school, Max. Eleanor is an awkward new transfer student who is angered to find out that she now has to go to school with her old bully, Carissa who started a nasty rumor about her in summer camp when they were 13. After a clandestine run-in at tennis camp, Drea and Eleanor form an unlikely and secret friendship to get revenge on each other’s tormentors.
Do Revenge Soundtrack
Robinson’s other film, Someone Great, was beloved partially for its incredible soundtrack, featuring the one and only “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo. For Do Revenge, Robinson brought in the eldest Haim sister, Este Haim, to work with a composer for the whole soundtrack and score. Fans could be in store for an epic score and perfectly placed hits.
Do Revenge Release Date
Do Revenge comes to Netflix on Sept. 16, 2022.